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Gerald Shulman

MD, PhD, FACP, MACE
George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology; Investigator, Internal Medicine; Co-Director, Yale Diabetes Research Center, Internal Medicine; Director, Yale Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center, Internal Medicine
Gerald Shulman
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Biography

Dr. Shulman is the George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale. He is also Co-Director of the Yale Diabetes Research Center. Dr. Shulman has pioneered the use of magnetic resonance spectroscopy combined with mass spectrometry to non-invasively examine intracellular glucose and fat metabolism in humans and transgenic rodent models that have led to several paradigm shifts in our understanding of type 2 diabetes (T2D), including the molecular mechanisms by which ectopic lipid promotes liver and muscle insulin resistance, as well as developing new drugs for the treatment of T2D, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Dr. Shulman is the recipient of the Stanley J. Korsymeyer Award from the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Outstanding Clinical Investigator Award from the Endocrine Society, the Solomon Berson Award from the American Physiological Society and the Banting Medal for Lifetime Scientific Achievement from the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Shulman is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Inaugural Fellow of the American Physiological Society and he has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Wayne State University (1979)
  • PhD
    Wayne State University, Physiology (1979)
  • BS
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Biophysics (1974)
  • Research Fellow
    Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • Resident
    Duke University Medical Center
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1982)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism (1985, recertified: 1985)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Fellow, American Association for the Adancement of ScienceAmerican Association for the Adancement of Science2015
Fellow, American Physiological SocietyAmerican Physiological Society2015
Solomon Berson AwardAmerican Physiological Society2015
Sir Philip Randle AwardBiochemical Society2013
Frontier of Science AwardAmerican Association of Clinical Endocrinologists2012
Outstanding Clinical Investigator AwardEndocrine Society2012
Distinguished Leader in Insulin Resistance AwardWorld Congress on the Insulin Resistance Syndrome2008
Stanley J. Korsmeyer AwardAmerican Society for Clinical Investigation2008
Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes ResearchColumbia University2007
Elected to the National Academy of SciencesNational Academy of Sciences2007
Elected to the National Academy of MedicineNational Academy of Medicine2005
Distinguished Clinical Scientist AwardAmerican Diabetes Association2004
Josiah Brown Award in DiabetesUniveristy of California, Los Angeles2001
Freedom to Discover AwardBristol Myers Squibb1997
Novartis Award in DiabetesNovartis1997
Outstanding Scientific Achievement AwardAmerican Diabetes Association1997
Diabetes Care Research AwardJuvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Int./Boehringer Mannheim1997
Outstanding Investigator Award in Clinical ResarchAmerican Federation for Clinical Research1995

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